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Jan 18 16 11:42 AM

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It is a perfect example of how government is failing the American people. The people of Flint, Michigan do not have water. And it's not because of a natural disaster but the result of government ineptitude and indifference.
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Jan 18 16 12:20 PM

Why is it only now that the Federal government is getting involved in the Flint Water Crisis

Since the summer of 2014 there have been advisories for the people of Flint to boil their water. It's been over a year that it was known that the water supply was unsafe and people scrambled to find bottled water. Why did it take so long to act? It seems that a impassioned comments by Rachel Maddow led to action. Then followed over a week later by President Obama declaring a federal emergency.

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Jan 18 16 12:46 PM

Flint Was Forgotten Before It Was Poisoned

It would have taken a five-minute test to prove the river water unsafe. City leaders, who were then weighing less expensive options, knew as early as 2011 that water from the Flint River would need treatment with an anticorrosive agent before it would be drinkable.

In the end, the governor says he had no choice, since Detroit “kicked Flint off” its Lake Huron system. The fact is that never happened. Detroit asked for a rate change and instead of negotiating, Gov. Rick Snyder’s appointee opted out. They were more concerned about saving money than saving lives.

To make matters worse, the Michigan State Department of Environmental Quality decided $100 a day was too much to pay for an anticorrosive additive that could appropriately treat the water. Consequently, the iron pipes eroded— turning the water brown—and lead began seeping into the water supply.

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